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Rueuze - The Bruery

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1,169 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 77
Gots: 324 | FT: 37
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IKR on 11-10-2012

Our take on a gueuze-style ale, this intensely tart and funky beer combines three different vintages of our barrel aged sour blonde ale.
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and slightly funky and is of apricot and peach with an acidic aroma. Taste is much the same with a fruity and acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear orange yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin head that died down, leaving thin lacing on the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with notes of funk.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is more complex with additional notes of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and rather tart on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice complexities in the taste and is relatively easy to drink compared to other beers in the style because it isn't that funky.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i loved this, and surprised other didnt. as about as authentic as the style gets here in the usa. pours a washed out white hued yellow corn color, pale and cloudy, fine grained sediment floating, and a robust flashy white head two inches high. the nose is really sour. funky as hell, lemon and acid, wheat malt base. the flavor is also quite puckery, tastes old in a good way, mature i should say. very oaky as it warms, especially in the finish. maybe even more oaky than some of the authentic belgian versions, which i think cuts through the acid nicely while preserving the really sour character. easily one of the better american sour beers ive had, up there with the russian river stuff. effervescent carbonation is just right for the style, but maybe the acid is a touch high. i like that its lower abv so i can drink the whole bottle without a problem. i drank this in isolation, but i could see almost endless culinary possibilities. a truly divine brew. the bruery can do no wrong these days!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Craig. This is surprisingly decent, considering how much the Bruery has been sucking at sours lately.

Pours a clear light amber hue with two fingers of rocky foam. Carbonation isn't quit where I'd like it for "gueuze", but it's a step up from the largely flat Bruery sours of late.

The nose is heavy on lactic acid, very yogurty with lemon and stonefruit. There's a fair level of acetic acid, too. Funk is restrained, but there's a bright citrus character that's thoroughly enjoyable.

There's a nice level of sourness on the palate. Largely lactic, reminiscent of sour cream, with a touch of white wine vinegar, citus and unripe stonefruit. Carbonation is at a lower-medium level; could be a bit higher. Finishes with a strong lacto note that drops off quickly with little barrel or tannins.

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL split into two tulip glasses. First round was only slightly hazy golden orange, second time it was a little more cloudy even when decanted slowly. Not much head, just a bit of larger juice-like bubbles clustered on the surface momentarily. The second pour yielded a little more foam, but similarly short lived.

More closed aroma at first, it opens up more as it warms, bringing out some grapefruit and lemon, oak and wet hay traces of Brett yeast.

Sour lemon and grapefruit, hints of something tropical that don't completely flesh out. Acidic in the gastric sense, sharp with a puckering dryness in the finish. Low on carbonation, a bit slick and slippery in feel. Overall pleasant to drink, moderately sour. Not overly complex, though it has a distinct flavor of sour fruits and a dry oaky finish, and is a nice American rendition of a traditional Belgian Gueuze.

Paired nicely with a farmstead goats' milk cheese, Tumalo Pondhopper.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Rueuze from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.